Bootable Apps for Immutable Infrastructure and Security

by Manuel Pais on  Mar 15, 2016

Axel Fontaine on the "Bootable App" pattern, a bare bones machine image for deploying immutable infrastructure to the cloud. This minimal image covers all layers of the stack, including OS kernel, libraries and runtime environment but still has a small footprint, reducing both image upload time and storage costs while also significantly reducing the attack surface on running instances.

Anti-Patterns Working with Microservices

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 15, 2016 4

The main problem with monolithic applications is that they are hard to scale, in terms of the application, but more importantly, in terms of the team. The main reason for a switch to microservices should be about teams, Tammer Saleh claimed at the recent QCon London conference when describing common microservices anti-patterns and solutions he has encountered.

Microservices for a Streaming World

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 14, 2016

Embrace decentralization, build service-based systems and attack the problems that come with distributed state using stream processing tools, Ben Stopford urged in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference.

Programming Patterns in Go

by Abel Avram on  Mar 13, 2016

Peter Bourgon has recently presented Successful Go Program Design, 6 Years On at QCon London 2016, discussing patterns to use or anti-patterns to avoid when programming in Go.

Moving from Transactions to Streams to Gain Consistency

by Jan Stenberg on  Mar 13, 2016

With many databases in a system they are rarely independent from each other, instead pieces of the same data are stored in many of them. Using transactions to keep everything in sync is a fragile solution. Working with a stream of changes in the order they are created is a much simpler and more resilient solution, Martin Kleppmann stated in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference.

Netflix, Coinbase, Fastly leaders track hosting @ QCon NY June 13-17

by Wesley Reisz on  Mar 01, 2016

QCon New York planning is in full swing. QCon New York, the international software developer conference that attracts senior technical team members looking for innovator topics like immutable infrastructure, Lamba architectures, and innovations in DevOps, returns to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge June 13-15th.

QCon New York Tracks Announcement

by Wesley Reisz on  Jan 22, 2016

QCon New York returns to the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge June 13-15th. Check out this year's tracks.

Architecting Scalable, Dynamic Systems when Eventual Consistency Won’t Work

by Michael Stiefel on  Jan 20, 2016

Architecting a scalable and dynamic system without caching is explained by Peter Morgan, head of engineering for the sports betting company William Hill. The values of the bets on sporting events change constantly. No data can be cached; all system values must be current. Distributed Erlang processes model domain objects which instantly recalculate system values based on data streams from Kafka.

New Year's Resolutions, New Talks Posted, & Workshop Registrations Open

by Wesley Reisz on  Jan 12, 2016

Some of this year’s confirmed QCon London sessions include: Survival to Ubiquity: Netflix Global Architecture by Josh Evans; Spring Framework 5 - Preview & Roadmap by Juergen Hoeller; The quest for low-latency with concurrent Java by Martin Thompson.

QCon New York returns for it’s 5th year, June 13 - 17, 2016

by Wesley Reisz on  Dec 17, 2015

The 5th Annual QCon New York, a practitioner-driven conference designed for software architects/tech leads/leaders who influence innovation in their teams, has opened registrations. QCon New York will be held at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott and has tickets on sale for $1645 through Dec 19th.

QCon London in 3 months; New Tracks and Workshops confirmed

by Wesley Reisz on  Dec 16, 2015

QCon London 2016 returns to the Queen Elizabeth II Conference center on March 7-9, 2016. While the influence of Silicon Valley is heavily present at all QCons, each conference features topics relevant to the local area. In addition to tracks like Back to Java, Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About & Containers (in Production), QCon London features tracks such as Disrupting Finance.

QConSF Nov 16-18: So much new… Where to Start

by Wesley Reisz on  Oct 27, 2015

QCon San Francisco, a practitioner-driven conference designed for people influencing innovation in their software development teams, is fast approaching, and, with are so many new things, it’s hard to know what to report. With just 18 days until the start of the conference, QCON organisers are busy making final preparations to deliver yet more new innovations to 2015.

QCon London 2016 Tracks Announced and Registrations off to a fast start!

by Wesley Reisz on  Oct 26, 2015 1

New this year to QCon London is an extra concurrent track (each day) for 2016. That means three new tracks to bring the total track (or conference themes) number up to 18. More tracks means more content to pick from. Here are QCon London’s 2016 tracks.

QCon SF '15:Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix Case Studies; Adrian Crockcroft & Erik Meijer Confirmed

by Wesley Reisz on  Oct 01, 2015

QCon San Francisco is coming up on November 16-18th and registrations are up 49% over last year. QCon’s annual practitioner-driven conference is designed for top-level software developers and influencers. A full schedule and list of talks is available at

The new QCon London - returning for its 10th year!

by Wesley Reisz on  Aug 19, 2015

QCon London 2016 will take place at the The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on March 7-11, 2016 next year, and registration is now open.

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